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1894

26th April: Rudolf Hess is born. (Alexandria, Egypt - Wild Geese II)

11th May: After having received a letter with a death threat, a frightened Lloyd Brandon is murdered in the streets of London by Gabriel Mateo, a gaucho flute player out to avenge the murder of his father. From his hiding place in the foliage, Mateo hurls a Chilean bolas, which first strangles young Brandon then smashes his skull. Brandon's body is discovered by his solicitor, Jerrold Hunter, who is detained and questioned by Scotland Yard Inspector Bristol until Sherlock Holmes convinces Bristol to release him. (London, England - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

13th May: Evil mastermind, Professor Moriarty, shaves off his beard in order to disguise himself. Moriarty fools Dr. Watson and Sir Ronald Ramsgate by impersonating a policeman and gains entry to the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. His plan to steal the jewels is foiled at the last moment by his archnemesis Sherlock Holmes. (London, England - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

27th May: Dashiell Hammett is born. (St. Mary's County, Maryland - Julia)

13th October: Charles "Swede" Risberg is born. (San Francisco, California - Eight Men Out)

1895

The Christian Reform Act outlaws any religion in America not based on Christianity. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Some people carry on. (The Khyber Pass - Carry On Up the Khyber)

Charles Foster Kane begins his newspaper career. (Citizen Kane)

Dracula returns from the dead but later sinks in ice after facing Father Sanders. (Dracula Prince of Darkness)

Eleanor Rigby is born. (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Archaeologists John Banning, his father Stephen and his uncle Joseph Whemple search for the tomb of Princess Ananka, the high priestess of the god Karnak. John has a broken leg and cannot accompany his father and uncle when they open the tomb. Mehemet Bey warns them not to go in, lest they face the fatal curse against desecraters. Stephen and Joseph ignore him, and discover within the sarcophagus of Ananka. After Joseph leaves to tell John the good news, Stephen finds the Scroll of Life and reads from it. He then screamsand is found in a catatonic state. (Egypt - The Mummy)

Louis Lumiere develops and markets a commercially-successful motion picture camera, inventing 'The Movies'. (France - Ragtime)

Rose Dewitt Bukater is born. (Titanic)

1st January: J. Edgar Hoover is born. (Washington, DC - Hoover)

6th February: George Herman "Babe" Ruth is born. (Baltimore, Maryland - The Babe)

6th April: Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. (Oscar Wilde)

19th August: John Wesley Hardin is murdered by an off-duty policeman in a saloon. (El Paso, Texas - The Lawless Breed)

7th September: Captain Witwicky finds something mysterious underneath a lot of ice. Designated 'Project Iceman', the artifact is the Allspark. (Transformers)

27th November: The date on a document in Dr. Moreau's office. (The Island of Dr. Moreau)

19th December: Metropolitan Press headline: "KILLER BUTCHER INVESTIGATION HELD UP AT CITY HALL." (The Midnight Meat Train)

28th December: L'arriv (Paris, France - 1895)

1896

St Michael's Church is constructed. (New Jersey - Dogma)

John Kinsella born. (North Dakota - Field of Dreams)

11th April: Metropolitan Press headline: "BUTCHER LINKED TO MISSING PERSONS." (The Midnight Meat Train)

26th May: Nicholas II, the last czar, is crowned ruler of Russia. (Moscow - Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna)

5th July: Bill Doolin escapes from jail. (Oklahoma - The Cimarron Kid)

25th August: Bill Doolin is killed by a posse. (Lawson, Oklahoma - The Cimarron Kid)

1897

Bram Stoker wrote the novel 'Dracula' which, according to Hannibal King, chronicles some of Dracula's adventures. (Blade: Trinity)

Demeter arrives with a silver coffin containing Dracula. (England - Dracula 2000)

Gracie Mansion is purchased by the city of New York. (New York City, New York - Ghostbusters 2)

Carmella (later to become Corleone) born. (The Godfather: Part II)

Serge X is born. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Basil of Baker Street defeats Ratigan, saving the Queen. (London - The Great Mouse Detective)

Karl Rupert Kronen born. (Munich - Hellboy)

Czar Nicholas uses a Faberge Egg. (Moscow, Russia - Octopussy)

Captain Witwicky and his crew reach the Arctic Shelf discovering the Allspark (Arctic Shelf - Transformers)

12th April: "The Cheat", working as an elevator operator at the H (Monaco - The Cheat)

25th May: Jonathan Harker is en route from England to Transylvania to meet with an eccentric Count to discuss real estate transactions. (Budapest - Dracula)

26th May: Bram Stoker's novel Dracula is first offered for sale. (London, England - Vampire Secrets)

30th May: Jonathan Harker assaulted by lesbian vampire women. (Transylvania - Dracula)

20th June: Count Dracula en route from Varna to London via the Demeter. (Atlantic Ocean - Dracula)

21st June: An edition of The Illustrated London Mouse runs with the headline "Queen Honours Detective" and the subtitle "Queen Praises Detective Basil, Medal to be Given." (London - The Great Mouse Detective)

22nd June: All the people of Great Britain rejoice in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Her Majesty's procession pauses outside St. Paul's Cathedral to acknowledge the outpouring of affection from her people. (London England - Victoria the Great)

July: Dr Abraham Van Helsing arrives to assist Dr Jack Seward in diagnosing Lucy Westenra's mysterious ailment. (London, England - Dracula)

3rd July: Count Dracula arrives in London; all hands aboard the Demeter are missing. (London, England - Dracula)

25th July: Jack London leaves for the Klondike to join the gold rush. (Jack London)

12th August: Jonathan Harker escapes Dracula's castle and takes refuge with the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the abbey where he and Mina Murray will later be married. (Transylvania - Dracula)

3rd September: Daniel Nicholson alleged to have died - later proved to be a lie. (Philadelphia, PA - The Village)

17th September: Van Helsing, Harker & co destroy Dracula's lair at Carfax Abbey, but the Count escapes to take Mina as his bride. (London - Dracula)

28th October: Dracula flees to his homeland by sea; Van Helsing & the others try to head him off at the Borgo Pass by train. (Atlantic Ocean, Eastern Europe - Dracula)

31st October: Quincy Morris is killed in battle with the count's gypsies, Dracula dies by the hand of Mina Harker. (Transylvania - Dracula)

1898

A slaughter house located near Greenwich closes down. It would be the site of the murder of a university student about a century later. (New York City - The Bone Collector)

A young British soldier is named a coward upon resigning his post, but fights on undercover to redeem himself. (Sudan - The Four Feathers)

Paula Schultz dies. (Texas - Kill Bill: Volume 2)

Clive Candy starts his service with the British army. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Stephen Banning comes out of his catatonia at the Engerfield Nursing Home for the Mentally Disordered, and sends for his son. He tells him that when he read from the Scroll of Life, he unintentionally brought back to life Kharis, the mummified high priest of Karnak. (England - The Mummy)

Sarah Bellows hangs herself in in the Pennhurst hospital (Pennhurst hospital, Mill Valley, Pennsylvania - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)

Daniel Plainview finds silver in a mine. (There Will Be Blood)

Aliens leave Mor-Tax for their invasion on Earth, 40 years later. (War of the Worlds)

7th February: French writer Emile Zola is brought to trial for libel for "J'Accuse," his newspaper editorial attacking the French army over the Dreyfus affair. (Dreyfus)

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